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Rage agaisnt the dying of the light

Not sure if you have noticed but it's November tomorrow.  The frosts over the last couple of nights have certainly reminded me!  So we need to enjoy our flowers while we can.  What is still flowering in your garden. Here's my list:

Darcey Bussell - despite the blackspot there are still some gorgeous flowers



Campanula 'Stella' - reliable all year long



Mahonia - great colours for Winter



Tibouchina - will need to come inside soon but very unusual colour for this time of year



Geranium 'Blue Sunrise' - on it's way out but I wanted to include because it has outlasted Rozannne!



Bidens Aurea 'Lemon Drop' - first time growing Bidens this year.  Very impressed by the long flowering season



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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160
    Lovely, maybe I'll take the camera out if the sun stays long enough. I don't mind the cold but I hate the long darkness
  • nutcutlet said:
    Lovely, maybe I'll take the camera out if the sun stays long enough. I don't mind the cold but I hate the long darkness
    Cold again here today Nut but gorgeous blue skies and lovely light.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160
    same here, wasted the morning on assorted chores and shopping so need to do something better with the short afternoon
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,069
    Still in bloom here are roses, winter flowering clematis & Dr Ruppel, parahebe, verbena bon., rudbeckia, gaura, Bowles Mauve, osteospermum, erigeron karv. pelargoniums, violas, ceratostigma plumbaginoides, salvia greggi, penstemons, heuchera, cyclamen, diascia and hebe. Some are flowering well out of season to my astonishment.  
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,069
    Just discovered a native primrose in flower! It wasn't there yesterday!
  • Lizzie27 said:
    Still in bloom here are roses, winter flowering clematis & Dr Ruppel, parahebe, verbena bon., rudbeckia, gaura, Bowles Mauve, osteospermum, erigeron karv. pelargoniums, violas, ceratostigma plumbaginoides, salvia greggi, penstemons, heuchera, cyclamen, diascia and hebe. Some are flowering well out of season to my astonishment.  
    Wow Lizzie.  Are you close to the coast?  I have had a couple of sharp frosts in the last few days and that seems to have sent a few things over such as the verbena bon and rudbeckia.

    I did find some anomalies myself though as well during a potter in the garden.  Monarda and agastache has thrown up few small flowers which seems very strange for late October!
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,150
    edited October 2018
    Hope these photos, taken on my ipad, aren’t too big. No idea how to make them smaller.













    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,069
    Lovely photos Racine and Pansyface, and no Racine, we're about as far away from the sea as you can get, about 70 miles from the South Coast ( I don't count the Severn as sea!) I suppose though we're relatively sheltered between two hills and face south on the edge of the city. We've had a lot of sunshine this last week or so which has helped and only one or two frosts.  The plants seem very confused.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 17,249
    Lovely lot of photos, I can see them all, thank you.
    would be nice if you could just tap the space bar between each one, 🙂
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,150
    😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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